Taking a picture to help you remember something might end up having the opposite effect, according to research published in the US.
A study released last December showed that people who took photographs of items during a museum tour were less likely to remember details than those who merely looked at the objects.
That is a lesson for a world growing accustomed to instant photo-sharing on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, said psychological scientist Linda Henkel of Fairfield University.
“People so often whip out their cameras almost mindlessly to capture a moment, to the point that they are missing what is happening right in front of them,” said Henkel.
1. end up v. phr.
落得…下場 (luo4 de2 … xia4 chang3)
例: She’ll end up penniless if she carries on spending like that.
2. accustomed adj.
習慣的 ((xi2 guan4 de5)
例: I’m not accustomed to being treated like this.
3. mindlessly adv.
不用腦子地 (bu2 yong4 nao3 zi5 de5)
例: Some children started mindlessly hurling stones at passing vehicles.